# When adding a figure, following paragraph text is affected [duplicate]

I'm adding an image to my 2 column paper using:

\begin{figure}
\centering
\includegraphics[width=0.48\textwidth]{myimage.png}
\caption{My caption.}
\label{mylabel}
\end{figure}


Immediately before the image gets added there is no spacing between paragraphs, but immediately after it there is ~5mm spacing added between paragraphs.

When I remove the figure, the paragraph spacing goes away.

Any idea why?

A few other details:

• If I change width=0.48\textwidth to \columnwidth the same problem occurs, however if I change width=\textwidth, the image runs off the page, but the paragraph spacing issue goes away.

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• Try \raggedbottom. – Johannes_B Feb 17 '17 at 17:56
• Once I went searching for usage of \raggedbottom I found this similar case, linked here for reference: latex-community.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4209, incidentally, \raggedbottom goes in the preamble. – davidparks21 Feb 17 '17 at 18:01